19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, November 29, 1914: Rufus had company today. Took their pictures over on the new bridge.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma—Do tell, was your sister Ruth’s company male or female? (It’s been a long time since you’ve called her Rufus. Are you just a little bit jealous?)
And, did you take their picture on the bridge that goes over the creek that flows by your family’s farm? I can picture a really old bridge. Maybe it was new a hundred years ago–though I suppose that it’s been replaced several times over the course of the last hundred years.